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German chemicals firm Bayer said it would not introduce GM crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of US seed and pesticide producer Monsanto. The West Australian
 
 
Use of GM maize is so widespread in parts of Spain that organic farmers can no longer label their crops as such thanks to cross-contamination of pollen. Their livelihoods are threatened as a result. DW
 
 
The debate around GM crops and a public interest lawsuit in the Supreme Court may force the government to delay its final decision on GM mustard. With the GM mustard unlikely to be released for the coming winter crop season, the focus will be on non-GM varieties to help increase production. The efforts of Indian agricultural scientists saw the nation record a five-fold increase in food grain production in six decades. The Times of India
 
 
With the International Monsanto Tribunal beginning this week (14-16 October) in The Hague, Mick Grant reports from Vietnam with a special investigation for The Ecologist five decades after the company's lethal herbicide Agent Orange first devastated the country - and discovers the agribusiness giant is sneaking its way back into Vietnam with modern herbicides and Roundup Ready GMO crops. The Ecologist
 
 
A research report commissioned by Health Canada finds consumers have "strong feelings" about being able to identify GM products when they're shopping, and 78 per cent are calling for clear labelling on packages. CBC News

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